KITES CROFT, LITTLE FIELD LANE, WESTBURY SUB MENDIP. BA5 1HU
An idyllic and enchanting country property in a stunning location on the lower slopes of the Mendip Hills, above the popular village of Westbury-sub-Mendip between Wells and Cheddar and in easy reach of Bath and Bristol.
Kites Croft has bags of living space with three reception rooms and five bedrooms, beautiful well stocked gardens and stunning views southwards to the Tor and the surrounding countryside and northwards onto the hillside meadows.
The gardens total around half an acre or so with lawns, flower and shrub beds linked by paths meandering through mature trees.
Both the house and the gardens require attention and work but this is without doubt an absolute gem of a property and of a type always sought after and always difficult to find. The opportunity to purchase should not be missed!
Kites Croft is just out of this popular village on a quiet no through lane and within walking distance of the amenities which include a primary school, church, village hall, shop and pub. It enjoys superb views southwards over beautiful unspoilt countryside to the Tor and beyond. The house backs onto the quiet lane and has vehicle access into a courtyard.
The house has been tenanted for many years and now requires improvement works and modernisation. There's lots of living space and it includes 2,228 sq.ft. (over 200 sq.ms.) with a kitchen, 3 reception rooms and 4 of the 5 bedrooms all facing south.
A door from the lane on the northern side opens into a hall with an attractive patterned quarry tiled floor and a door into the inner hall which has the staircase. On the west end of the house the reception room is probably best suited as a sitting room having a fireplace. The middle room makes an ideal snug and the largest room has an extended bay window with absolutely fabulous views, flagstones and a wood burning stove. This room is ideally suited as a dining/living room or perhaps as a farmhouse style kitchen/dining/living room.
Also on the south side of the house is the present kitchen which has a range of units and an electric cooker. At the end of house is a side hall with shower room with hand basin, shower and wc.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms, four facing south and one facing the Mendips and a bathroom with hand basin, wc and bath.
A drive leads in from the lane to an open fronted garage, with adjacent lean to store, and to a larger parking area within the garden. A short flight of steps leads down to the house. Here a terrace extends across the front of the house, is totally private, south facing, very sheltered, has wonderful views direct access from the house and is a wonderful sun trap.
Steps lead down to the gardens with small lawns, rockeries and ponds set amongst well stocked flower and shrub borders and a great variety of mature trees including Scots pine, birch, redwood, yew, walnut and beech to name but a few. Pathways meander through this romantic garden which does require work but which contributes hugely to the charm and attraction of the property.
About the area
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course. Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, Downside, All Hallows and Millfield.
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes drive away.
About Westbury Sub Mendip
This is a village with a population of about 800, situated on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, half-way between Wells and the world-famous Cheddar Gorge.
The village has a good community with many societies and organisations, a pub, village stores and post office and not least an excellent primary school (for seniors it is within the Blue School catchment area). In addition the village is on the Wells Cathedral School bus route. For more information on the village go to www.westbury-sub-mendip.org.uk
Freehold. Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Immediate vacant possession available.
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Driving towards Cheddar on the A371, you'll enter the village of Westbury- Sub- Mendip. On your right you'll find a turning onto Top Road, follow this road until it turns into Back Lane. Stay on the road and take the second right onto Little Field Lane where you'll find Kites Croft on your right.